ATTENTION: Emergency Food Providers and Advocates
Please inform your clients and partner agencies!!
People in NJ that suffered property loss and/or damage in Hurricane Irene may be eligible for Disaster SNAP/Food Stamps!!
Those not currently receiving food stamps can apply with eased requirements and documentations.
All those eligible for Disaster SNAP/Food Stamps must apply as soon as possible:
Passaic County can apply from 9/7-9/15
Bergen, Essex, Morris and Somerset can apply from 9/8-9/16
All other counties can apply from 9/12-9/20
People can apply at designated sites throughout the state. To find a site in your area and for more information, log onto www.njsnap.org
Please circulate to anyone who can utilize this benefit.
Note: Current recipients of NJ SNAP benefits will not automatically receive supplemental benefits. Affidavits will have to be completed by them and submitted to the county welfare agency by 9/22/11. The affidavit will be available after Monday on www.njsnap.org and www.co.ocean.nj.us/SocialServices/. As we identify other places where the affidavit may be obtained we will keep you informed.
Shailja Mathur M.S., M.Ed., RD
Senior Project Administrator
NJ SNAP-Ed Support Network
New Jersey Agriculture Experiment Station-RCE
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Department of Nutritional Sciences
11 Suydam Street- Willets Hall (2nd floor)
New Brunswick, NJ 08901